Current Topics in Developmental Biology, Volume 67

1st Edition

Serial Editors: Gerald Schatten
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121531676
eBook ISBN: 9780080458328
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th May 2005
Page Count: 368
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Table of Contents

    <li>1: Deer Antlers as a Model of Mammalian Regeneration<ul><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Regulation of the Antler Development and Regeneration</li><li>Acknowledgments</li></ul></li> <li>2: The Molecular and Genetic Control of Leaf Senescence and Longevity in Arabidopsis<ul><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Arabidopsis as a Model Plant for Studying Leaf Senescence</li><li>III Senescence Symptoms</li><li>IV Identification of Senescence-Associated Genes and Their Functional Analysis</li><li>V Regulatory Mode of Senescence-Associated Genes</li><li>VI Regulatory Factors: Molecular Genetic Regulation of Leaf Senescence</li><li>VII Biotechnological Application of Senescence</li><li>VIII Conclusions and Future Challenges</li><li>Acknowledgments</li></ul></li> <li>3: Cripto-1: An Oncofetal Gene with Many Faces<ul><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Structure and Genomic Organization of the EGF-CFC Gene Family</li><li>III Function and Expression of EGF-CFC Genes During Embryonic Development</li><li>IV EGF-CFC Proteins in Mammary Gland Development</li><li>V EGF-CFC Proteins in Transformation and Tumorigenesis</li><li>VI Intracellular Signaling Pathways Activated by Cripto-1</li><li>VII Expression of Cripto-1 in Human Carcinomas and Premalignant Lesions</li><li>VIII Cripto-1 as Target for Therapy in Human Cancer</li><li>IX Conclusions and Perspectives</li><li>Acknowledgments</li></ul></li> <li>4: Programmed Cell Death in Plant Embryogenesis<ul><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Model Embryonic Systems</li><li>III Mechanics of Cell Death</li><li>IV Molecular Executioners</li><li>V Concluding Remarks</li><li>Acknowledgments</li></ul></li> <li>5: Physiological Roles of Aquaporins in the Choroid Plexus<ul><li>I Aquaporin Water Channels</li><li>II Development of the Choroid Plexus</li><li>III Ion Channels in the Choroid Plexus</li><li>IV Function of AQP1 as a Gated Cation Channel</li><li>V Physiological Relevance of AQP1 Ion Channels in Choroid Plexus


Current Topics in Developmental Biology provides a comprehensive survey of the major topics in the field of developmental biology. The volumes are valuable to researchers in animal and plant development, as well as to students and professionals who want an introduction to cellular and molecular mechanisms of development. The series has recently passed its 30-year mark, making it the longest-running forum for contemporary issues in developmental biology.

Volume 67, covers innovative topics such as Control of Food-intake through Regulation of camp, regeneration of deer antlers, factors affecting male song evolution in drosophila montana, skeletal stem cells in regenerative medicine, and so much more.

Key Features

  • Contains 10 vital contributions from leading minds in developmental biology
  • Presents an analysis of contemporary topics such as regeneration of stem cells, drosophila montana, and programmed cell death in plants
  • Offers 17 full color figures in detail of the chapters


Developmental biologists, cell biologists, genetics researchers, and molecular biologists


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About the Serial Editors

Gerald Schatten Serial Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, U.S.A.